The new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Skills Course has been postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic recent surge in cases, the Society has announced.
The course—which had been set to run Feb. 11–12—will now take place in August this year, with the specific date to be determined by the end of January.
“While this decision was not made lightly, the health and safety of our members and learners remains our top priority,” the SVS said in statement. “If you were registered for the course, there is a necessary action item for you—please check the email you used when registering for the course.”
The course contains education pertinent to the vascular surgeons, with the expert faculty committed to teaching the course once case numbers have reduced, the Society added.
The SVS asks that questions regarding the course be directed to the Society’s Education Team at [email protected].